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Launch capsizes in Shitalakkhya

| Updated: April 05, 2021 13:26:16

Launch capsizes in Shitalakkhya

A launch packed with passengers has capsized in the Shitalakkhya river in Munshiganj after being hit by another launch, reports bdnews24.com.

The sunk vessel, Sabit Al Asad, left Narayanganj for Munshiganj around 6 pm on Sunday, just about 15 minutes before the accident occurred at Koylakhola.

Kabir Hossain, in-charge of Muktarpur River Police Station, said they despatched a team but it could not move towards the site due to a storm.

Some of the rescued passengers were brought to Munshiganj General Hospital for treatment.

Citing the survivors, Kabir said the launch was carrying more passengers than its capacity.

Relatives of missing passengers gathered at Munshiganj Launch Pier and the banks of the river.

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